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MATHCOUNTS Competition Series

Students competiting in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series.

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is the only competition program of its kind, with live, in-person events in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and schools worldwide through the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department. With competitions taking place in over 500 local chapters, there's a competition happening near you!

The Competition Series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math who need to be challenged. Students will engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students. At the local, state and national level, students win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year.


Students enrolled in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade are eligible to participate in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series. Students taking middle school mathematics classes who are not full‑time sixth, seventh or eighth graders are not eligible. Participation in MATHCOUNTS competitions is limited to three years for each student though there is no limit to the number of years a student may participate in the school‑based coaching phase.

Schools can register up to 10 students who will represent the school at the chapter competition. An unlimited number of students can participate in the school-level competitions, which take place in December or January, and are run by competition coaches. All types of schools - public, private, charter, virtual and homeschools - are eligible to register for the Competition Series. Tutoring/enrichment centers that do not function as students' official school of record are not eligible to register for the Competition Series.

Please refer to the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, available here, for additional information regarding student eligibility.


Registration for the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is now closed. Registration for the 2016-2017 program year will open in the fall.